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Friday, October 17, 2008
AFC South injury interpretation: Week 7

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans
Running back Chris Taylor was put on IR to make room for the Texans to activate cornerback Dunta Robinson from PUP. Taylor is the second running back the Texans expected to contribute this season to land on IR, joining Chris Brown. Taylor missed the last two games with a quad injury. An undrafted rookie who played in four games in 1006, he missed all of 2007 with a knee injury.

Reserve safety Dominique Barber (hamstring) will miss his second game in a row.

Left tackle Duane Brown (ankle), tight end Mark Bruener (hamstring) and running back Ahman Green (foot) are all probable.

Detroit only had cornerback Leigh Bodden (knee) and defensive tackle Chuck Darby (calf) sit out Friday. Bodden probably plays but could be replaced by Keith Smith or Brian Kelly situationally. Darby would be replaced in the starting lineup by Shaun Cody.

Indianapolis Colts
Blocking tight end Gijon Robinson (ankle) is doubtful and his absence will have an impact on both pass protection and run blocking. Joseph Addai is reportedly out between two to four weeks with a hamstring tear but is listed as questionable by the team. Addai is better in pass protection than his replacement Dominic Rhodes. If the Colts are without both Addai and Robinson, it will hurt.

Two rookies would be in line for more work if Robinson is out. Tom Santi has more experience so far than Jacob Tamme.

Linebacker Freddy Keiaho (groin) is questionable. Tyjuan Hagler is expected to be activated for the game and would take over for Clint Session. If Keiaho can't go, odds are Session would remain in the lineup.

Green Bay lists safety Atari Bigby (hamstring), defensive end Jason Hunter (hamstring), receiver James Jones (knee) and defensive end Michael Montgomery (ankle) as doubtful and none of them are expected to play with Aaron Rouse in line to replace Bigby. Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett (triceps) and center Scott Wells (shoulder/chest) are questionable but both should play.

Tennessee Titans
The Titans have two injured receivers and two injured defensive linemen who are issues heading into Sunday at Kansas City. They are all listed as questionable.

It seems like end Kyle Vanden Bosch (groin) and tackle Tony Brown (ankle) will play, though Jason Jones could start ahead of Brown helping to limit his snaps.

The receivers seem to be in more jeopardy, Justin Gage with a knee and Justin McCareins with hamstring.

Brandon Jones is third in line, Chris Davis fourth and Lavelle Hawkins fifth. But it sounds like Hawkins would be the second option behind Jones outside in that bunch, with Davis exclusively in the slot.

Kansas City didn't list anybody worse than questionable and only tight end J.P. Foschi (foot) missed any of Friday's practice. Foschi was limited in practice.